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Revenge of The Killer Potatoes: Pelosi Fights Potato ĎAssaultsí
CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Eric Scheiner

Posted on 06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Washington’s potato saga continues.

While the House considers a bill to include the potato in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food nutrition program, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is echoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s claims that including the potato is an assault on science.

“Republicans are even going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC program. Mandating the WIC program include more white potatoes. You know, were talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the rest, and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend,” Pelosi said during her Thursday press conference.

“These assaults on essential nutritional standards are really hard to explain to anybody but we do know they reject science, they ignore clear cut facts and evidence, betray the best interest of America’s families while protecting special interest.”

“We have to do what’s right for our children and our families,” Pelosi said.

Last month, Michelle Obama was defending our families from potatoes with a commentary in the New York Times saying that adding the potato to the WIC program would “override science.”

As CNSNews.com previously noted, the Potato Council says that the First Lady's science is based on old data - not the latest government reports:

"Opponents of adding fresh potatoes to the WIC package are picking and choosing the science. Instead of relying on a 2005 report that looks at data from the mid-1990s, we argue that important federal nutrition programs should be based on the latest available science - in this case, USDA's own 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans."

"We appreciate the House and Senate members and staff who reviewed the science and the history of the WIC fruit and vegetable voucher program, and support a path forward that will allow WIC participants access to fresh potatoes."

This issue is expected to come up again in the House next Tuesday. You could call the looming debate, 'Return of the Spudeye'.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Food; Government; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: health; michelleobama; nancypelosi; nannystate; nutrition; potatoes; wic
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/16/2014 10:03:01 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
PUT THOSE SPUDS DOWN!
3 posted on 06/16/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Michelle Obama was defending our families from potatoes with a commentary in the New York Times saying that adding the potato to the WIC program would “override science.”

Must be the same bunch of "scientists" that promised us Global Warming...

It would be interesting if potatoes started arriving in DC in the mail...

4 posted on 06/16/2014 10:07:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JPG

Wow imagine when she’s POTUS in 2025 and seeing her on tv all the time...OMG.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 10:08:35 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s like the perfect food. People can and have lived on potatoes as the core of their diet.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Potato heads attack potatoes.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 10:09:44 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

8 posted on 06/16/2014 10:11:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“I like potatoes.”
“You extremist!!! How dare you reject science?!?”


9 posted on 06/16/2014 10:11:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nancy be dissin' me!................

10 posted on 06/16/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Was expecting a spud gun here...


11 posted on 06/16/2014 10:12:31 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: nascarnation

I thought I was voting for the potato!


12 posted on 06/16/2014 10:12:42 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Republicans assault on Americans with potatoes?

The real assault is the welfare programs that working people are having to pay for.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 10:13:12 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s none if her business if we choose to eat a potato or not. It’s none of her business what our children eat. It’s none of her business whether our local grammar school serves lunches or not. It’s none of her business whether our neighborhood school chooses to include potatoes in any lunches it serves. It’s none of her business how many potatoes our local school chooses to buy or serve. It’s none of her business if our local school chooses to boil, fry, or bake its potatoes. Why doesn’t she find something useful to do like maybe help stop more illegal aliens like her “man” from sneaking into this country — or she might be competent to help guide cars in the parking g lot at the next huge gun show/sale — or (as long as she promises to keep quiet for a change) she can come to our local elementary school and help peel potatoes for our children’s lunch.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)w)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Didn’t Ireland suffer mass starvation and famine when a blight killed most of the potato harvest? I believe it was called the “Great Potato Famine.”


15 posted on 06/16/2014 10:16:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, meat and potatoes built America, and deconstructionists wish to do the opposite. Both are under attack. Nutrition and climate pseudoscience are in the same dark bag of “tricks”.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 10:18:38 AM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I keep reading things like this and expecting it to be from The Onion.

This administration and congress are parodies of themselves!


17 posted on 06/16/2014 10:19:41 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: circlecity

Yes it is true. The potato famine sparked massive emigration. The Irish population had exploded due to the ability to grow potatos that were nutitious and kept them alive.

Every year in Germany there is a potato festival to celebrate the introduction of potato farming to Germany where the lowly potato could be grown and keep people alive.

Michelle is as ignorant as the day is long.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I am disappointed.

I thought this article was going to be about potato guns.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 10:22:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why is this just about white potatoes? In my garden I grow potatoes of color and they are tasty and nutritious also.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 10:23:28 AM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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